Friday, May 31, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance,

记者昆明体验实名制:复印店不敢印炼油相关内容 (Kunming Copy Services Self-Censor in Crackdown on Oil Refinery Protest)
TIME WEEKLY, May 31, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-05-31/120327276625.shtml

Corruption

医生因举报被“待岗”久坐医院走廊1年 (Head Radiologist is Laid off after Reporting Medical Corruption)
Net Ease, May 31, 2013
http://focus.news.163.com/13/0531/10/906RN69900011SM9.html

Culture

杨继绳《墓碑》一书获海耶克奖 (Yang Jisheng Receives Hayek Prize for “Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-62”)
Radio Free Asia, May 31, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/kejiaowen/ml2-05302013145715.html

Related:
The Killing Fields of China - A Review Essay by Roger Garside
盖思德的书评:中国屠杀场
China Rights Forum, December 2012
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/6377
CN:http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/6381

Yang Jisheng:Introduction to Tombstone: A Record of the Great Chinese Famine of the 1960s
杨继绳: 永久的墓碑(代前言)《墓碑——中国六十年代大饥荒纪实》
China Rights Forum, No.4, 2009
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/3188
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/3492

Cyber Security

日本20余家网站名被改为“钓鱼岛是中国的” (Hacker Renames over 20 Japanese Websites as “Diaoyu Belongs to China”)
Global Times, May 31, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/w/2013-05-31/130127277000.shtml

Environment

China: The Electronic Wastebasket of the World
CNN, May 30, 2013
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/30/world/asia/china-electronic-waste-e-waste/index.html

报告称内陆核电建设不会影响环境和公众健康 (China Nuclear Energy Association Claims Power Plants Not Hazardous)
Xinhua News Agency, May 31, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0531/19/907ONTKI00014JB5.html

Health

摆脱对死刑犯器官移植的依赖 (China Launches New Distribution System to Eliminate Dependence on Death Row Organs)
Deutsche Presse Agentur, May 30, 2013
http://dw.de/p/18hSc

Human Rights Defenders

广西警方:叶海燕故意伤害他人被拘留 (Guangxi Police Criminally Detain Ye Haiyan on Charge of “Intentional Harm to Others”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 31, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/05/130531_china_yehaiyan_arrested.shtml

Related:
叶海燕被拘与“校长开房找我”照片无关 (Rights Defender for Sexually Assaulted Students in Criminal Detention for Intentional Injury)
People's Daily, May 31, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-05-31/182927279318.shtml

Ai Weiwei Shocks in Venice with Scenes of Prison Life
Agence France-Presse, May 30, 2013
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j2OaNKszJNv-CyZIEt8u3OVEntMQ

International Relations (Human Rights, Security, Trade and Investment)

Shangri-La Dialogue: China's Rising Power in Spotlight
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 30, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22720772

习近平离京对特立尼达和多巴哥、哥斯达黎加、墨西哥进行国事访问并赴美国举行中美元首会晤 (Xi Leaves for South America and U.S.)
Xinhua News Agency, May 31, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0531/c1024-21689015.html

June Fourth

Tiananmen Group Condemns Chinese Leader Xi Jinping
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 31, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22727940

China's Tiananmen Mothers Criticize Xi for Lack of Reforms
Reuters, May 31, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/31/us-china-tiananmen-idUSBRE94U03Z20130531

天安门母亲批评习近平未实行政治改革 (Tiananmen Mothers Criticize Xi for Lack of Political Reforms, Request Reassessment of June Fourth)
Voice of America, May 31, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/tian-anmen-mothers-20130531/1671985.html

For more information on the Tiananmen Mothers see:
天安门母亲:“希望”已渐渐消失,“绝望”正渐渐逼近——纪念“六四”惨案24周年
Hope Fades as Despair Draws Near: Essay by the Tiananmen Mothers on the 24th Anniversary of the June Fourth Tragedy
Human Rights in China, May 31, 2013
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6710
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6709

導火線「愛國」口號 丁﹕愚蠢 李﹕非愛黨 (“Patriotism” as Slogan for Hong Kong June Fourth Events Causes Controversy)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130531/gaa2.htm

Related:
支聯常委冒犯丁子霖請辭 愧爭論愛國口號言詞過火 致函道歉 (Official of Major HK Democratic Organization Resigns after Offending Ding Zilin)
Ming Pao, May 31, 2013
http://news.mingpao.com/20130531/gaa1.htm

Migrants

Some Are More Equal Than Others
The Economist, June 01, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21578675-chinas-need-new-urbanisation-policy-reaches-critical-point-some-are-more-equal-others?fsrc=rss

Political and Economic Reform

Drawing the Battle Lines
The Economist, May 31, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21578706-conservative-backlash-against-push-reform-drawing-battle-lines

中纪委:全国2290人次因违反中央八项规定受处理 (Party Reports 2,290 Cases of Discipline Violations Punished Since Xi Took Office)
China News Service, May 31, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2013/0531/c1001-21692905.html

Population

China's One-Child Policy Causes Silent Suffering of Mothers
South China Morning Post, May 30, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1249245/one-child-policy-has-caused-suffering-millions

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

U.N. Concerned About North Korean Defectors in China
Reuters, May 30, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/30/us-korea-north-rights-idUSBRE94T0OA20130530

North Korea: UN Special Rapporteur Concerned for the Wellbeing of Nine Young Defectors
UN News Centre, May 30, 2013
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=13381&LangID=E